Aikikai Malta Receives Recognition from Aikikai Foundation

Aikikai Malta Receives Recognition from Aikikai Foundation
From: Kevin Bonanno posted on 22. Feb 2019, 02:10pm
URL: http://www.aikidomalta.net

Aikikai Malta is pleased to announce that it has received authorisation from Aikikai Foundation, Japan (Aikido World Headquarters) as a local Aikido school to diffuse Aikido in Malta for the instruction and training in the Art of Aikido following the principles laid down by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba.

Aikikai Malta can now award grades that are registered with the Aikikai Foundation being recognised world-wide.

Congratulations must go to practitioners and teachers alike within Aikikai Malta who have all worked diligently for many years to create an authorised Aikido school.

Special mention goes to Jean-Francois Riondet Shihan (Technical Director) and Jun Nomoto Shihan (Aikikai Director) who made this reality possible for Aikikai Malta and the local Aikido community.

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  • “The Gospel of Combat”

    “The Gospel of Combat”
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 8. Feb 2019, 10:18am
    URL: http://https://www.gospelofcombat.com

    From their website: The Gospel of Combat is a 30 minute documentary about an East African martial artist’s journey toward self-understanding through Aikido and Karate. The film follows Benedict “Sensei Ben” Kiyaga, a freelance martial arts instructor, as he ekes a living from a handful of private classes. Along the way, Sensei Ben reflects on the application of martial art as spiritual practice, and shares how it has helped him make sense of his multicultural identity amid pervasive tribal conflict.

    The movie is slated to screen in Los Angeles, CA and Sedona, AZ in February, 2019.

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  • Zenko Okimura in Newark, DE, Feb 23, 2019

    Zenko Okimura in Newark, DE, Feb 23, 2019
    From: Birte Feld posted on 8. Feb 2019, 10:17am
    URL: http://www.aikidoda.org

    Aikido Delaware Aikikai Winter Seminar

    Aikido Delaware Aikikai will be holding their annual winter seminar under the leadership of WAAI Founder, Chairman, and Chief Instructor Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan on February 23rd. On this cold winter day, stimulate your mind, exercise your body and warm up your heart with Aikido. The seminar will conclude with a potluck get together where you can socialize and meet new friends.
    Where: Aikido Delaware Aikikai, WAAI Headquarters, 667 Dawson Drive, Ste. A, Newark, DE 19713
    When: Saturday, February 23rd 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (followed by potluck dinner)
    Adults: $65, Aikido Kids: free from 11am to 12pm. All are welcome!
    For more information visit www.AikidoDA.org or call 302-369-AIKI (2454).

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  • Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019

    Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019
    From: Scott Reed posted on 19. Jan 2019, 11:12am
    URL: http://www.edinburghaikido.co.uk/seminars/

    Xavier Dufau is coming to Edinburgh for his first seminar. He is a 5th dan aikido, 3rd dan Iaido and has trained extensively with Tamura Sensei, Toshiro Suga and Tiki Shewan.

    The course is open to all – please bring aikido weapons and insurance.

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  • “Perceptions of the Aikido Community” by Josephine Fan

    “Perceptions of the Aikido Community” by Josephine Fan
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 17. Jan 2019, 09:34pm
    URL: http://thewayyoupractice.blogspot.com/2019/01/guest-article-josephine-fan-perceptions.html

    Here’s an insightful article from Josephine Fan of Long Island Aikikai on “Perceptions of the Aikido Community.”

    

From the article: “A particular question continued to pop up in my research: ‘Why do people have such a poor impression of Aikido?’ […] Taking in my experiences from understanding how social media worked, the simple answer was that the Aikido community itself gave a terrible perception and impression to the outside world. […] There’s so much infighting (“My sensei is better than your sensei, my style is better than your style, the way I train is the best way to train”) and lashing out against anyone that is different or new. It has very little to do with whether or not there is anything worth learning in it, since we know there are benefits to doing so. The perception of the Aikido community has amounted to a joke, and it’s entirely deserved.”

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  • Jan 4-6 & 11-13, 2019: Kobayashi Ryu Aikido in Los Angeles, CA

    Jan 4-6 & 11-13, 2019: Kobayashi Ryu Aikido in Los Angeles, CA
    From: Kim T posted on 26. Dec 2018, 05:23pm
    URL: http://https://www.facebook.com/LAAikikai/

    Los Angeles Aiki Kai invites you to an opportunity to experience Kobayashi Ryu Aikido as we host a training with Franck Palazzolo Kyoshi of France for the first two weekends in January (Fri-Sun Jan 4-6 & 11-13). LAAK is the home of KAKKHR in the USA, bringing opportunities to learn the teachings of Hirokazu Kobayashi Hanshi and André Cognard Hanshi. Please contact (laaikikai@gmail.com) to inquire or for more information. Thank you!

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  • Jan 19, 2019: Aikido Delaware Aikikai & Kiyo Mizu Kai 2019 Kagami Biraki

    Jan 19, 2019: Aikido Delaware Aikikai & Kiyo Mizu Kai 2019 Kagami Biraki
    From: Birte Feld posted on 17. Dec 2018, 08:46pm
    URL: http://aikidoda.org/dojo_2019.html

    Aikido Delaware Aikikai and Kiyo Mizu Kai cordially invite you to join in our annual New Year’s event; our Kagami Biraki and Shinnenkai Celebration! Experience this traditional Japanese “Unveiling of the Mirror” ceremony as a rededication of ourselves to become true to the spirit of Aikido in the New Year. Everyone is welcome to participate in making Mochi (traditional Japanese rice cakes), followed by the Kagami Biraki Ceremony, which is led by WAAI Founder, Chairman, and Chief Instructor Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan. Then enjoy the ‘Skinship’ with an Aikido class, observe various Budo demonstrations with children and adults, and partake in brief refreshments at our Dojo.
    Adults: $25, Aikido Kids: free. All are welcome!
    Where: Aikido Delaware Aikikai, WAAI Headquarters, 667 Dawson Drive, Ste. A, Newark, DE 19713
    When: Saturday, January 19th 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

    For more information visit www.AikidoDA.org or call 302-369-AIKI (2454).

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  • NHK Aikido Documentary (until Dec 13, 2018)

    NHK Aikido Documentary (until Dec 13, 2018)
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 1. Dec 2018, 09:05pm
    URL: http://https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/jarena/2073021/

    Here is an online streaming 30-minute video documentary on Aikido from NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, featuring footage of Moriteru Ueshiba and others.

    (The documentary is only available through December 13, 2018.)

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  • Kupuna Aikido Hawaii: “Practicing a Fall to Prevent Injury”

    Kupuna Aikido Hawaii: “Practicing a Fall to Prevent Injury”
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 24. Nov 2018, 01:27pm
    URL: http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/kupuna-life/practicing-a-fall-to-prevent-injury/1580030785?fbclid=IwAR359MTME8b466-jhp4Md2g

    Here is a news segment titled “Practicing a Fall to Prevent Injury” about Kupuna Aikido in Hawaii which offers classes to teach people how to fall safely.

    From the article: “Every year, millions of people 65 and older fall, according to the CDC, and three-million of them go to the emergency room. You probably wouldn’t think that martial arts could be the answer, because while you can’t plan for a fall, you can practice for it. Kupuna are falling left and right in this class by the non-profit Kupuna Aikido Hawai’i.”

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  • Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Venice, Italy (December 1-2 2018)

    Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Venice, Italy (December 1-2 2018)
    From: Andrea Debiasi posted on 24. Nov 2018, 01:27pm
    URL: http://www.aactg.it/component/content/article/11-aactg/annunci/534-stage-a-venezia-di-cognard-hanshi

    “Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu” (KAKKHR) and “Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese” (AACTG) cordially invite you to the Aikido Seminar that André Cognard Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) will conduct in Venice, Italy, on December 1-2 2018.
    All levels and affiliations are welcome.
    Check out the details and download the flyer (available in Italian, English, and French) in the dedicated webpage

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